civil society

Social surveillance

The impact of social media platforms in the global South.

| Sep 30, 2022

On non-political Assamese

How two civil-society groups have defined politics in Assam.

| Apr 13, 2022

Resisting a coup

How civil society is responding in the face of escalating violence in Myanmar.

| Mar 19, 2021

Himal Interviews: Sri Lanka’s right to information

Interview with senior lawyer and a member of Sri Lanka’s RTI Commission, Kishali Pinto-Jayawardena.

| Sep 24, 2018

Himal Southasian to suspend publication

Himal Southasian will continue to publish till November 2016 and meet all its outstanding obligations before suspension of operations.

| Aug 24, 2016

Where are the women in the Sri Lankan peace?

If and when peace comes to Sri Lanka, the new structures of political relations must be designed to preserve and advance the gains made by women in the last two decades.

| Oct 23, 2009

This very uncivil society

They call it humanisation with a global face—or is it the other way around? From 16 to 21 January 2004, the World Social Forum (WSF) convenes in Bombay, the first departure from its home in …

| Dec 01, 2003

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In 'Pandemic India', David Arnold offers a reflective study of Covid, cholera, plague, the Spanish flu and other historical mass contagions, from the time of the British Raj to the Modi government

Bangladesh’s BNP fights to make a political comeback

With massive anti-government rallies by the Bangladesh Nationalist Party and their repression by the ruling Awami League-led government, battle lines are being drawn for the next general election

How a unique language survives in Kashmir’s tiny Burusho community

Despite being a small population, the Burusho community has been able to preserve their language through intergenerational communication and by prioritising their mother tongue over other languages in Kashmir

Pakistan needs to go beyond the 18th amendment to end the military’s role in politics

Reviving the 2010 reform process can be key to resolving Pakistan’s continued crises, but the reforms need to also target the military's massive business empire